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Help choosing Rear Anti-Sway Bar

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1968 Mustang, 8" standard leaf spring, Dual exhaust, nothing out of the norm that would be in the way...
I can't seem to find any images on google to reference types and fitment. They are so obscure... Not looking for over kill, just a standard rear anti-sway to help with understeer a little. Seems that are lot out there. My biggest concern is just finding one that will fit, not hit or bind anything up.

pics, brand... suggestions.. help me out please!:|
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JTingle, if you want less understeer, make sure you deal with the front end. A 1" anti-sway bar and the Shelby (Arning) drop will make a huge difference. So will monte carlo bars, export brace, and some chassis stiffening.

Usually, rear bars are used on track cars to help reduce *oversteer*, especially while using very stout front swaybars. (NOT understeer!) It all depends on how your suspension is set up, but there are some things you should probably be aware of before adding a rear sway bar.

Both front and rear anti-sway bars are designed to prevent body roll. When you are transitioning from turning one direction to the other, the weight transfer happens much faster, which does allow for crisper handling. However, if you take this to extremes the car will also tend to be less forgiving, and will tend to hold corners right up to the point where everything comes loose without warning.

Simply said, most people who are not absolute track fiends do not run rear swaybars. Even those that do, usually make sure the front suspension is bang on, before turning their attention to the rear one.
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It's absolutely about how the whole suspension works together. But throwing a rear swaybar on an otherwise stock '68 is not likely to improve handling, and will likely worsen it.

Trying to sum up exactly how suspension tweaks will affect your car in only a sentence or two is not very effective, but I stand by my previous statement: Get your front end and chassis set up before messing with rear sway bars. It will help a lot more.
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